12.9.19 NC News

Ground plane art in crosswalks installed in November at American Tobacco Campus, Armory and Central Park in downtown Durham.

News about grants, gifts

The Winston-Salem Foundation commemorated the Foundation’s establishment 100 years ago with a $125,000 grant to “create sustainable pollinator gardens at Quarry Park.”

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation awarded a one-year grant of $250,000 to the Piedmont Land Conservancy to support its “Peace of Land capital campaign. Foundation funds awarded will go toward the Conservancy’s acquisition of a permanent conservation easement on the Winston-Salem campus of Crossnore School & Children’s Home.

Founded in 1982, Community Foundation of Henderson County’s mission is helping people who care make lasting contributions to causes that matter.

Community Foundation of Henderson County seeks applications for their “Women in Need of Support” grants. Established in 1989, the fund is the product of seven women from Henderson County dedicated to helping women improve their lives. Click here for application information and further details.

The Beehive Collective invites the public to The Loading Dock in Raleigh on Tuesday, December 10th at 6:30 pm to vote and decide the recipient of a $30,000 environmental justice grant.

The Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation seeks applicants for a two-year, full-time, paid fellowship for a “recent college graduate or a graduating senior who is in interested in philanthropy, public policy, community service, and/or in the nonprofit sector.” Click here for more information.

The U.S. Department of Education, through its Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program, awarded a $2.2 million grant to the Duke University Talent Identification Program.

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America awarded a $5,000 grant to help the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University fund their Reflections program, which provides “engaging and interactive museum tours to individuals living with dementia and their families.”

News about people, groups

The Governor’s Advisory Council on Film, Television and Digital Streaming will hold its first meeting Tuesday, December 10th. The meeting agenda includes a video presentation of Governor Roy Cooper’s press conference announcing the council, a presentation from the North Carolina Film Office, and discussion of the council’s goals and directives. Click here for a full list of members of the council, who were appointed by Governor Cooper in November.

Dorfman’s appointment follows an extensive national search.

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences named Eric Dorfman as its next museum director. Currently the director of the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Powdermill Nature Reserve in Pittsburgh, he will join the museum in early 2020.

UNC-TV Public Media North Carolina completed a one-year contract extension with Tom Campbell to host and executive produce NC SPIN on UNC-TV’s statewide network. NC SPIN launches its 22nd season Friday, January 3rd, 2020.

National Charity League, Inc. selected Charlotte as the location for their 271st chapter in the United States. The Charlotte Chapter is open to mothers and daughters who reside in or attend school in the Charlotte area.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Registration and nominations are now open fro the 2020 Sisterhood Dinner from the NC State University Council on the Status of Women. Click here for nomination and registration information.

On Wednesday, December 11th starting at 3:00 pm, the North Carolina Historical Commission will review a list of items recommended to be added into the collections of the divisions of State History Museums and State Historic Sites. The public is invited to listen in on the meeting via YouTube livestream here.

Early Bird discounts are now available for next year’s Create Good 2020 conference to be held April 23rd & 24th in Durham. Click here to register.

The Reverend Noah Van Niel from Chapel of the Cross will lead attendees in remembrance and reflection of Robert Barnes, picture above.

The Inter-Faith Council for Social Service will host a memorial for volunteer and community member Robert Barnes to be held Friday, December 13th in the Chapel Hill Community Kitchen at 5:00 pm.

The North Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCCADV) seeks proposals for the NCCADV 2020 Conference titled “Tending to Our Roots.” The conference will be held in May 2020 in Greensboro. The deadline for submitting a proposal is Sunday, January 5th 2020. Click here for detailed submission instructions.

As part of the Durham Arts Council‘s Durham SmART Vision Plan, three Art-Deco inspired pedestrian crosswalk designs by local artist Mary Carter Taub have been installed on downtown Durham’s Blackwell, Corcoran and Foster Streets. A public dedication of the crosswalks will take place on Saturday, December 7 in Durham Central Park with Taub on hand to lead visitors in a free participatory “cross chalking” art project on the street. Click here to RSVP.

Health Affairs Round Table and Transitions GuidingLights will host a networking holiday luncheon on Monday, December 19th at the North Hills Club in Raleigh. Click here for more information.


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